Kawaler helps lead international team analyzing data from NASA mission

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Snapshot of a spacecraft's 13-sector mosaic of the southern sky, recorded over the course of a year. One object shown in the mosaic is a long, bright edge of our Milky Way galaxy.

LAS astronomers and an international team detail an interesting case of planetary evolution and demonstrate how star studies can be an important part of the search for planets beyond our solar system.

NASA’s TESS mission includes a spacecraft with four cameras, on a two-year mission to survey 85 percent of the sky, looking for planets by detecting tiny dips of light as they pass in front of their host stars.